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How to measure the health of the charity sector

on 22 July 2021 , 4 minute read

With the recent relaxation of Covid-19 regulations in England, can we find a metric that helps us better understand the health of our sector as we enter a world without coronavirus restrictions?

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Have our diversity, equity and inclusion activities had a positive impact?

on 20 July 2021 , 3 minute read

As part of our commitment to embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work, we wanted to refresh our values and be more transparent about the standards we expect of ourselves and others. What impact have these changes had?

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Dan Corry

Using what we learnt during the pandemic to tackle inequality

on 15 July 2021 , 3 minute read

A crisis can bring us together. In actuality, covid has further exposed the divides in our society. We want to discuss inequality and how we can tackle it, using what we learnt during the pandemic.

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How the National Gallery went ‘digital-only’ during the pandemic and what reopening could look like for the arts

By Kate Iddon
on 8 July 2021 , 4 minute read

The public arts sector may soon be able to welcome large numbers of visitors for the first time since March 2020. How did the National Gallery increase its digital offering during the pandemic and what learnings will the arts sector take into the post-pandemic world?

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Dan Corry

Is ‘levelling up’ just a soundbite?

on 7 July 2021 , 4 minute read

The government wants to do something called 'levelling up' and it is popular amongst the public. What does this policy actually entail and how can the government meet the public's expectations of it?

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Liz Gadd

How can the social sector catch-up and keep up with the transition to net zero?

on 5 July 2021 , 4 minute read

If not managed well, some of the most vulnerable in our society could be hardest hit by the climate emergency. The social sector needs to engage with the transition to net carbon zero to ensure that no one is left behind by changes to the climate and climate related policy.

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Angela Kail

How we are incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into our work with charities, philanthropists and funders

on 29 June 2021 , 4 minute read

We are embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into our work, this includes work with charities, philanthropists and funders. In this blog, we set out some of the progress we have made with our consultancy work.

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Abigail Rose

Uncovering key factors that can help break the cycle of reoffending

on 25 June 2021 , 4 minute read

We are creating a systems map that will help funders better target their resources in the criminal justice system. It will show how factors that drive the cycle of reoffending exist within an interconnected system.

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Seth Reynolds

Covid has changed the charity sector: we need to change with it

on 22 June 2021 , 5 minute read

Seismic shifts are occurring in our sector – not just in practices, but also in attitudes.

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What one small charity learnt through lockdown

By Natasha Banke
on 15 June 2021 , 4 minute read

For Small Charity Week 2021, we are exploring the adaptability and efficiency of small charities. Here, Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University describe their work providing learning packs, well-being resources and laptops to children in their area throughout the pandemic.

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Could smarter financial incentives improve charity survey participation?

on 4 June 2021 , 5 minute read

Paying survey participants is standard practice in commercial market research. In the charity sector it is less prevalent. Why is this and how do vouchers or cash rewards affect response rates and survey representativeness?

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How to responsibly end funding relationships with charities

By Matthew Mannix and Charlotte Lamb
on 2 June 2021 , 4 minute read

Emergency grants made at the beginning of the pandemic are coming to an end. How should funders go about ending funding relationships with the organisations they support?

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